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Patna High Court – Orders
Narendra Kumar vs Sujata Devi on 4 August, 2010
                                MA No.8 of 2010
                              NARENDRA KUMAR
                                 SUJATA DEVI
                                MA No.9 of 2010
                              NARENDRA KUMAR
                                 SUJATA DEVI

14 4.8.2010 The respondent is present in person. Although the

appellant has engaged counsels but he is also present in person.

The dispute relates to issue of maintenance. The

appellant’s case is that the respondent is not entitled for

maintenance on ground of second marriage. Admittedly, there

has been no divorce between the appellant and his wife, the


The appellant admits that arrears of maintenance

have not been paid as yet. He is directed to continue paying the

current maintenance at the rate of Rs.1000/- (one thousand) per

month along with an additional amount of Rs.1000/- (one

thousand) per month towards arrears till it is liquidated or until

further orders.

Call for the lower court records so as to reach this

Court within four weeks.


Put up under the same heading on 7th September,


The respondent has submitted that due to financial

constraints she is not able to engage a counsel herself and has

difficulty in defending these appeals and in appearing on

relevant dates. Considering that she is a lady and admittedly in

need of legal aid, the Secretary, Patna High Court Legal Aid

Committee is directed to provide her with services of a lawyer

form the panel of the High Court Legal Aid Committee who

should file Vakalatnama or appearance in these matters before

the next date. The respondent is directed to meet the Secretary,

Patna High Court Legal Aid Committee a day earlier to the next

date for executing Vakalatnama or for giving instruction to the

counsel allotted to look after her case.

Let this order be communicated to the Member

Secretary, Bihar State Legal Services Authority so that

necessary steps are taken before the next date.

(Shiva Kirti Singh, J.)

(Birendra Prasad Verma, J.)


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